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How can I make a link that NTFS supports?

When I make a link so that someone can access a file over the network directly, and then copy it across, I get the following error: There was an error copying the file into ...
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Installed Ubuntu on External Harddrive Broken in windows

Ok, here's the thing. I installed ubuntu on my external harddrive for temporary reasons. After usage I gparted my external harddrive to NTFS(first try) and FAT32(2nd try) And it no longer shows up in ...
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Install Ubuntu on SSD and Keep Personal files on NTFS drive

I currently have Windows 7 installed on an SSD and just got another SSD which I want to install Ubuntu on. My current setup with Windows 7 is that I have all of my games and apps installed on the SSD, ...
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Unable to mount a partition of external 3TB hard drive..GPT warning

My external HDD has five partitions and I am able to mount 4 partitions except one (labeled office) which is of 1TB and has all my backups. I am providing more information below fdisk -l Disk ...
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Is it okay to use a ntfs partition for data to be accessed by windows 7 and ubuntu? [duplicate]

Constantly, I use windows and ubuntu and need to access files on both systems. It sucks to be copying files back and forth and sometimes I forget some file and I have to restart several times. To ...
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How can I access my windows 7 drives in Ubuntu?

Hi I just installed Ubuntu over my Windows 7 installation. Now only Ubuntu is installed on my system. But the thing is I want to access my other 3 drives which I have in windows 7 that contains my ...
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A free or otherwise defrag program for ubuntu? Can I just put ubuntu NTFS extHDD on windows 7 and successfully use windows defrag?

A free or otherwise defrag program for ubuntu? Can I just put ubuntu NTFS extHDD on windows 7 and successfully use windows defrag? Can I bring it back to ubuntu 13+ and run it w/o problems? I want ...
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Must I defrag /home in ntsf partition?

I have installed my /home Ubuntu Lts12.04 in an ntfs partition (I need compatibility with some propietary programs in Windows 7 mean while). The question is: Must I defrag that partition ntfs where I ...
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Ubuntu not booting any more after a clean windows 7 shutdown

I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows 7 using wubi.exe. For more than 8 months It was running fine. Today I booted into windows 7 then I shut it down properly and tried to boot Ubuntu. I started ...
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Prevent a partition from overwritten by Windows

I have both Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on different partitions on my hard drive. There is a ntfs partition accessible to the two OSes. Under Ubuntu 12.04, how can I make the ntfs partition read-only ...
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Install Method “Something Else” unsable device

So I am trying to install Ubuntu via the "Something Else" method. I have a 750gb HDD with 286gb used for window 7 the other part of the HDD is broken up into separate drives but is grouped together ...
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How can I access my NTFS files from other drives

I just installed the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I previously had windows 7, the mistake I made was I just did not put the data I need on my hard drive anywhere else. I just did not think of it before doing it. ...
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Converting my C:\ to NTFS from EXT4

I was playing with my computer attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS i386, and I accidentally converted my C:\ with Windows on it to EXT4, and Windows hangs on boot. All of windows is still on the ...
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Dual Boot Win7 Ubuntu 12.10 use 2nd HDD for all My Docs

My current setup is that I have: 1TB HDD split with Windows OS and Ubuntu OS (with system and Swap of course) 2TB HDD for all my docs What I want to be able to do is whether I am in Windows or Ubuntu ...
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357 views

Cannot access windows 7 NTFS /users/USERNAME all other directories are ok

a friends HDD is having some major issues and i am trying to recover data. Windows will blue screen due to the hdd failure, even using another PC with windows installed the diskmanagement tool hangs ...
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NTFS Corruption: Files created in Linux corrupted when Windows Boots

I'm getting some file loss and corruption on my Win7/Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot setup. I have a large shared NTFS partition. I have my Windows Docs/Music/etc. directories on that file and have the ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7?

I'm trying to set up a dual boot Lenovo Ideapad that came with Windows 7. Lenovo uses up 4 partitions out of the box. They are: (unnamed) 14GB LENOVO D: 30GB SYSTEM_DRV 200MB Window7_OS C: 400GB ...
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Whats the easiest way to install Windows 7 via USB side by side with Ubuntu (Other Questions Below)?

I am trying to install Windows 7 side by side with Ubuntu. The computer is already running Ubuntu and I have partitioned the hard drive formatted it for NTFS and have a USB copy of the .iso of Windows ...
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How to overwrite Ubuntu with Windows 7? [closed]

So I have a Windows DVD and it works. But when it gets to the part when it says "Upgrade" or "Custom" I click on custom and at the bottom it says cannot install over it because Windows 7 can only be ...
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Windows can't access linux made folders in external hdd

I have an external hdd with 3 partitions - 2 ntfs and 1 fat32 file systems. In linux I made folder in one of ntfs partitions, downloaded some stuff, and wanted to access through Win7; but windows ...
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Unable to find or create trash directory

I just created an ntfs partition for Windows 7 dual booting. I tried deleting a few files from a folder in the windows drive, but I get the error Unable to find or create trash directory. I can create ...
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Seeing Ubuntu-made files on an NTFS partition from within Windows 7

I have a dual boot system in place, Ubuntu/Windows, each on its on physical hard drive since I also have SRT active on the Windows partition. The setup is as follows: Disk 1: - Partition 1: System ...
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How to retrieve files from a Windows partition from Ubuntu desktop

I'm new to Ubuntu/Linux and I'm thus not very used to working on it. I used to have a Windows 7 and currently I dual-boot. I'd like to change to only Ubuntu. But I don't want to lose any information. ...
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Sharing home folder between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 running inside VMWare

I'm looking for a way to share my user profile between Windows 7 and Ubuntu as guest OS inside VMWare. Are there any caveats for such an odd marriage, particularly in using NTFS with Ubuntu, on ...
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Moving from Ubuntu to Windows 7, need hard to be NTFS format

Ok so I want to change operating systems, I got a new PC recently that had no operating system so I installed Ubuntu on it. I now want to install Windows 7 but when I put in the install disk it says ...
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Files lost after reboot in Windows

I have a dual boot OS(Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7) in my laptop. I recently copied some important files from a pen drive to one of my NTFS drives from Ubuntu. After copying i was able to view the files ...
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Not mounting/finding 1TB NTFS drive

I am having trouble with Ubuntu recognizing/finding/mounting one of my hard drives. I dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. I had Ubuntu 10.04 and all drives showed up under "Places" I could click on any ...